Securing and Enhancing Indigenous Land Tenure in Guyana (Phase ll)


From: 01/02/2023

To: 31/01/2026

Budget: 3,001,887 USD

Proponents: Amerindian Peoples Association (APA)
South Rupununi District Council (SRDC)

Stakeholders: 88 indigenous communities which are members of 8 districts, 3 villages which are not under any district

The most important recent development in land and resource governance in Guyana is the ratification of the country’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LDCS), which is likely to have consequences for all land-use related activities. Amongst a wide range of targets and policies, the LCDS makes an explicit statement that recognises that Indigenous Peoples have the right to determine their own development pathway, and implicit recognition of indigenous knowledge in reference to proposals to establish an International Centre for Biodiversity Research. The also references community forestry, non-timber forest products, and forest ecosystem services as important for development.

To read a brief overview of Guyana, click here.

For a timeline of land and forest rights in Guyana, click here.

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